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Career insights & advice from Mike MacFarlane, agency partner and self-starting entrepreneur

Posted in: Guest Interviews

24 May 2017 Comments

Mike MacFarlane is at the forefront of communications and understands integrated corporate communications from a digital perspective like few others. He founded his own content and film making communications consultancy in his 20s and sold it to Instinctif Partners four years later. A true entrepreneur who has fast-tracked his career. Here he kindly shares career insights and advice with us.

An interview with PR, Marketing Communications and Leadership Strategist Anita Hamilton

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Guest Interviews, Inspiration, PR and Communications

01 Nov 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

With over 25 years of consumer, corporate and internal communications experience, brand building and leadership expertise, Anita Hamilton takes part in our guest interview this week. Here she shares her insights into her career experiences, her involvement with leadership communications programmes to support women’s advancement in the workplace – and her definition of great PR.

An interview with Tricia Stewart, Executive Coach and Director of Peridot International

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Guest Interviews, PR and Communications

18 Oct 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

Director of Peridot International Tricia Stewart takes part in our guest interview this week. Tricia has considerable leadership experience covering the public, commercial and charitable sectors and is now a specialist executive coach at Peridot International. Here she shares her views on what challenges organisations and senior professionals face in achieving their performance goals - read on for some expert tips.

Our interview with Beth Hurran, Communications Leader at Arup

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Guest Interviews, PR and Communications

19 Sep 2016 Comments

Beth Hurran, Communications Leader at professional services firm Arup, takes part in our interview this week. Beth manages the press office and internal communications for the UKMEA region at Arup, a global design, engineering and consultancy firm, and here she shares her views on how the professional services industry has changed over the last few years, the lessons she has learned about leadership in the professional services space – and what the biggest challenge of her career has been so far. Read more here –

Our interview with Zaman Toleafoa, Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Guest Interviews

27 Jul 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

“Always, always, be prepared to laugh at the ridiculousness of it all” is one of the best pieces of advice Zaman Toleafoa has ever received. A Senior Managing Director of FTI Consulting, he started his career with the Bank of New Zealand and AXA Investment Managers before making the move into agency. For Thought Leaders Connected we asked him about his career success and agency life.

An interview with John Moorwood, Group Communications Director at Wonga

Posted in: Consumer PR, Corporate Communications, Guest Interviews, PR and Communications

08 Jun 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

With over 20 years of corporate and consumer PR experience for some of the UK’s most exciting brands, John Moorwood, Group Communications Director of Wonga, has a great story to tell! In 2007 John made the leap into the world of start-ups and joined the founding team of Wonga, where he is part of the Executive Committee and built on his expertise in corporate communications, consumer PR, public affairs, crisis management, internal and high profile C-Suite communications amongst other areas.

Our interview with Emmanuel Ofosu-Appiah, Consultant at global business advisory FTI Consulting

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Guest Interviews, PR and Communications

25 May 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

Emmanuel Ofosu-Appiah, a Consultant in the strategic communications practice in the real estate team of global business advisory FTI Consulting, shares his views with us on what experiences and educational backgrounds make for great PR professionals, how to stand out at Senior/Account Executive level and how mentorship has helped to shape his career path so far.

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